The Lincoln Highway
National Museum & Archives
102 Old Lincoln Way West
Galion, Ohio 44833

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The Lincoln Funeral



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"Flag over Galion"
15 x 30' American Flag
flies over Galion and
The Lincoln Highway
National Museum & Archives
high atop a 100' ladder on vintage 1964 Fire Truck
in Honor and Tribute to
"Americas Greatest President"
April 29, 2000
"The Day Mr. Lincoln Came to Town"
135th Anniversary
Lincoln Funeral Train
passing through Galion
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"Presidential Flag Bearer"
Andy Schaffner of Galion, Ohio was tagged
to carry the Presidential Flag
and lead the Funeral Procession as
the authentic Lincoln Coffin
made its way to the Museum.
Andy also was privledged to present
President Reagan's Wreath
and gave Mr. Lincoln's
Gettysburg Address
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"The Riderless Hourse"
The Riderless Horse with Reveresed Boot
is a tradition in Military Funerals
The Horse is Cork Screw and the Rider is
Deputy Lyle Reeve of the
Morrow County Special Mounted Unit
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"Couple in Mourning"
Mr.and Mrs. George Harmon
parents of Craig Harmon,
Founder and Director of The Lincoln Highway
National Museum & Archives
dressed in authentic period attire
and followed the Coffin to the Museum
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"Getting Ready to Go"
Members of Civil War Color Guard ready
to lead the Funeral Procession
in front of the Galion Big 4 Train Depot
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"Off we Go"
The Funeral Procession marching up
Old Lincoln Way East on its way
to the Museum
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"Flag in Honor of Mr. Lincoln"
15 x 30' American Flag
flies in Honor of Mr. Lincoln at
The Lincoln Highway
National Museum & Archives
high atop a 100' ladder on vintage 1964 Fire Truck
as the Funeral Procession passes by
April 29, 2000
"The Day Mr. Lincoln Came to Town"
135th Anniversary
Lincoln Funeral Train
passing through Galion
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"Ready to Unload the Coffin"
The Antique Hearse stops and Members of
179th Air National Guard Burial Unit
prpare to off load Mr. Lincoln's Coffin
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"Color Guard"
Members of Civil War Color Guard watch
as authentic replica of Mr. Lincoln's Coffin
is taken from antique hearse
by members of the
179th Air National Guard Burial Unit
The Lincoln Highway
National Museum & Archives
April 29, 2000
"The Day Mr. Lincoln Came to Town"
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"Burial Unit"
Members of the 179th Air National Guard
pause with authentic replica of Mr. Lincoln's Coffin
before entering
The Lincoln Highway
National Museum & Archives
April 29, 2000
"The Day Mr. Lincoln Came to Town"
The Coffin will lie "In State" for 20 days until May 18th
The length of the original funeral from
Washington to Springfield
All are encouraged to send wreaths or flowers
in Honor and Tribute to Mr. Lincoln
"America's Greatest President"

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"In Honor and Tribute"
An authentic replica of Mr. Lincoln's Coffin
lies "In State" at
The Lincoln Highway
National Museum & Archives
in Honor and Tribute to
"America's Greatest President"
People are encoraged to bring flowers and wreaths
in Tribute to Mr. Lincoln
for 20 days until May 18th
Those presenting wreaths so far are:
Former President Ronald Reagan
The National Park Service-Lincoln Sites
The Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States
Miami University
Lincoln Memorial University
Millennium Trails-US Dept. of Transportation
Lincoln Group of New York
Association of Lincoln Presenters

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"The Presidents Pay Their Respects"
A collection of Presidential Autographs
is on display at the Museum in Honor of Mr.Lincoln
Also in attendance is Patrick Henry and
John Hancock
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"Off We Go...into the Wild Blue Yonder"
Craig Harmon, Founder and Director
of The Lincoln Highway
National Museum & Archives
with Tim Musselman of Bucyrus, Ohio
owner of the 1964 Fire Truck
Plans are to take the Truck and Flag
across the Country later this summer
on the "Link Across America-Tour 2000"
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